Kick-off: 1700, 17/10/2020
Stadium: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
TV: Premier Sports
AC Milan have made an encouraging start to the new Serie A season but Saturday’s derby clash with Inter will be the acid test of their progress.
The Nerazzurri have won each of the last four Milan derbies and have not tasted defeat against the Rossoneri since January, 2016.
We’re sticking with Antonio Conte’s men to maintain that dominance at 5/4 for our first Inter Milan vs AC Milan prediction.
A Look At Inter Milan’s Betting Odds
Inter were runners-up in Serie A last term and reached the Europa League final, so big things are expected of Conte’s second campaign in charge.
To be honest, the Nerazzurri haven’t been totally convincing in picking up seven points out of nine so far.
They only just shaded a seven-goal thriller with Fiorentina at the San Siro, then beat Benevento 5-2 away before drawing 1-1 on the road versus Lazio.
However, it is promising that their big guns are firing up front, with Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez bagging three goals apiece.
Having dominated for long periods against Lazio, Conte told the club website: “The lads showed great desire and determination.
“They are the first to be disappointed at not having picked up three points, but it’s a really good result and this match only makes us aware that we’re on the right path.”
Inter’s stars shone while away on international duty, with Lukaku and Christian Eriksen scoring against England at Wembley.
Martinez, Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez also netted, while excellent summer signing Achraf Hakimi claimed an assist for Morocco.
This is a team packed full of established stars well equipped to handle the pressure of big matches.
Looking at the Inter Milan vs AC Milan odds, we like 11/5 for the designated hosts to triumph and over 2.5 goals in the game.
Last Inter line-up: Handanovic, Hakimi, De Vrij, Skriniar, Bastoni, Gagliardini, Perisic, Vidal, Barella, Lukaku, Martinez.
A Look At AC Milan’s Betting Odds
AC Milan only trail early pacesetters Atalanta on goal difference after kicking off with a hat-trick of victories.
However, the Rossoneri have enjoyed a kind schedule, beating Bologna, Crotone and Spezia by an aggregate scoreline of 7-0.
Stefano Pioli’s side have also advanced through a trio of Europa League qualifiers, albeit in stuttering fashion.
Getting Zlatan Ibrahimovic back from Covid-19 isolation is a boost, but we are yet to be convinced that this AC Milan squad has the quality to compete at the highest level.
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is top notch, while Theo Hernandez stands out in defence, but too many other players are just below elite standard in our book.
Lukaku netted in both derbies last season and 9/4 for him to again score in a Nerazzurri victory is added to our Inter Milan vs AC Milan betting tips.
Last AC Milan line-up: Donnarumma, Calabria, Hernandez, Kjaer, Saelemaekers, Tonali, Krunic, Gabbia, Leao, Diaz, Colombo.
Lazio 1-1 INTER – Lautaro Martinez
AC MILAN 3-0 Spezia – Rafael Leao (2), Theo Hernandez
Head-to-head: Inter 4-2 AC Milan, AC Milan 0-2 Inter, AC Milan 2-3 Inter, Inter 1-0 AC Milan, AC Milan 0-0 Inter, Inter 3-2 AC Milan
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